What happens to the flowers after the wedding?


Courtesy of Nicole Sanders

Jill Landry knows flowers. As the owner of award-winning Beach Plum Floral and Event Design in Marshfield, Landry creates lush and distinctive bouquets and arrangements for over one hundred weddings each year. She sees first-hand how flowers add color, beauty and deeper meaning to these special ceremonies and celebrations. Yet as Landry's business began to grow, she quickly realized something. "At the end of a long wedding weekend, we have an abundance of fresh flowers remaining," she said. "When we return to pick up all of our décor, the vases are still filled with gorgeous flowers that have many days left in bloom. I wanted to repurpose them somehow. I wanted to do something good...because everyone loves flowers!" That's when Landry heard about Cottage Caregivers, an in-home senior care agency that provides non-medical services to families on the South Shore and Southeastern Massachusetts. This sparked an idea.